About Us

Our team — a unique partnership

Our team of management consultants and marketers work together on projects. Our team have extensive experience across a wide range of industries and issues and we match the team to the challenge we are presented with.

"Mixing oil and water, management consultants and marketers, takes us to extraordinary places and helps us challenge conventional thinking with great results."

The core team

The core team

Paul Lewis (FAICD)

Following an early career in IT with Mobil Oil, and subsequently with ICL, Paul has had extensive experience in management consulting, particularly in financial services, telecommunications and transport industry sectors.
He spent 23 years with PA Consulting Group, 12 years as Managing Partner for Asia, based in Hong Kong and built new businesses from Japan to India.
Paul joined Simon in 2007 to set up Growth Mantra. He also serves as Chair or NED with NAB Private Wealth, Magellan Financial Group, PSP International, IPscape, Cure Cancer Australia and the Australian British Chamber of Commerce. 

Simon Corah

Simon joined Saatchi & Saatchi as a graduate in 1983 and spent 5 years in London on a wide range of clients. He moved to Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney as a senior executive in 1987, followed by MD/CEO roles in Taiwan and Ireland.
He returned to Australia to found M&C Saatchi in May 1995. Over the next 12 years, M&C Saatchi grew into a top three Australian agency with 275 staff, income over $50 million and a blue chip client list.
Simon left to set up Growth Mantra in 2007, with Paul Lewis. 

Jo Adams

Ex TNS, Yellow Door, Instinct and Reason, Frank Small & Assoc. Jo is an accomplished marketing professional with extensive experience providing market, customer and consumer insights to help clients grow their businesses and brands. Jo is a conceptual, ‘big picture’ thinker equally at home in the detail, with a demonstrated ability to distil and interpret data from a variety of sources and effectively communicate solutions. Jo brings a strong commercial focus to research outcomes gained through senior positions held in large multi-national companies, as well as managing her own agencies. Immediately before joining Growth Insights, Jo was National Qualitative Director for TNS.

Jo has a B Commerce from UNSW and is a member of AMSRS. 

Jo Adams

Jo Cutbush
Marketing Consultant

Jo has 20 years' experience in Market Research and Insights roles working both agency and client side.  Jo has worked across a range of industries including FMCG, travel, wine, retail and professional services helping to integrate the customer into decision making. Before joining Growth Mantra, Jo was Head of Client Insights for Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Global Insights Director for Fosters Group.

Jo has a BA from Sydney University and a Graduate Diploma in Business/Marketing from UTS.  She is a member of AMSRS and is QPMR accredited.

Jo Cutbush